This year’s 10th anniversary of Mozilla is a major milestone, and certainly one worth celebrating with some special imagery. I’m a huge fan of the original Mozilla art created by Shepard Fairey way back in 1998, so the opportunity to do something new in that style was just too good to pass up.
So, Tara Shahian and I contacted designer Lee Tom (creator of the Rock Your Firefox artwork and Spread Firefox t-shirt, among other things) and worked with him to create this as a marketing stunt:
Our goal was to create a piece that retained the bold, constructivist graphic style of the original without the “happy worker” Communist imagery that understandably rubbed some in our community the wrong way.
If you’re so inclined, there’s a bigger version that’s more suitable for printing, and Tara created six different sizes of desktop wallpaper. Plans are also in the works for a t-shirt that will be tied to Mozilla Foundation donations…David Boswell will have more details on that soon.
Big thanks are due to Lee and Tara for lending their talents to this, and even bigger thanks are due to the thousands of people around the world who, for the last 10 years, have helped to make Mozilla what it is today. Happy anniversary, everyone!